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DOC NYC

DOC NYC

Launched in 2010 with an inaugural event that was hailed as “ambitious” (The New York Times) and “selective but eclectic” (The Village Voice), DOC NYC has since become America’s largest documentary film festival and voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “top five coolest documentary film festivals.” Based at the West Village’s IFC Center, Chelsea’s SVA Theater and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinema, the eight-day festival showcases new achievements in documentary film and is often a launching pad for Oscar-nominated documentaries from around the world.

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  • Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

    This vibrant time capsule reveals the decadent world of ’70s haute couture and the dominant fashion illustrator of the era, Antonio Lopez, whose distinctive drawings graced the pages of Vogue and Elle. A Puerto Rican native raised in the Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour...

  • What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

    The New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael battled to make her mark – fueled by brilliance, unshakable self-confidence, a complicated past, and a deep love of the arts. With over 40 new interviews and never-before seen archival material, WHAT SHE SAID is an unvarnished portrait of a pioneer who was ...

  • Mad Tiger

    For decades, Japanese ex-pats and best friends Kengo Hioki and Kotaro Tsukada have wowed audiences with their singular band Peelander-Z. Based in New York City and described as a "Japanese Action Comic Punk Band," Peelander-Z combines performance-art and audience participation in their shows, pus...

  • A Life in Dirty Movies

    A Life in Dirty Movies is a love story about legendary sexploitation director Joe Sarno, "the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street," and his loyal wife and collaborator Peggy. The film follows the Sarnos for a year, as 88-year old Joe struggles to get a new film project off the ground - a female-centric...

  • In Country

    The Vietnam War is one of the most politically charged and most studied in recent American history. But the men of regiment Delta 2/5(R) examine the conflict in much finer detail than many historians by completing a punctilious annual reenactment of the war. With striking historical accuracy, rar...

  • The Ice King

    John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal. Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spec...

  • Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

    The story of the iconic renegade cult band The Residents. From the group’s formation in Shreveport to their success in the burgeoning San Francisco avant-garde music scene of the 60s and 70s, The Residents redefined what a rock band could be. With the advent of music videos in the 1980s, these ma...

  • Ed & Pauline

    ED & PAULINE is a portrait of the influential creative collaboration between Pauline Kael and Ed Landberg who through their visionary curation and film writing transformed a small storefront theater into a church for movie lovers.

    DIRECTED BY CHRISTIAN BRUNO & NATALIJA VEKIC
    USA | 2014 | ENGL...

  • Advocate

    Since the early 1970s, attorney Lea Tsemel has made a career out of defending Palestinians in Israeli courts: feminists and fundamentalists, non-violent demonstrators and armed militants. As far as most Israelis are concerned, she defends the indefensible. As far as Palestinians are concerned, sh...

  • An Art That Nature Makes

    Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim. This in-depth portrait details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – o...

  • Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

    At 88 years old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art in America. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Audrey’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first wom...